By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"A team you can depend on throughout your property transaction."
Are you thinking of buying or selling your home? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Grays and around Essex. Add that to our results-driven, speed-focused conveyancing methods and it means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors undertake all the legal work for your move for a fixed price.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if for any reason your Essex house move does not complete.
With local experience, our CQS solicitors will lead you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Grays is served by the M25, A13, A1089 and A1090. By rail: The nearest train station is Grays. By air: Grays is closest to London City Airport (17 miles), London Southend Airport (22), Rochester Airport (24), London Heliport (29), Redhill Aerodrome (34), London Stansted Airport (38), London Gatwick Airport (40), and Northolt Jet Centre (42).
Hospital: Thurrock County, Long Lane, Grays, RM16 2PX. Council: Thurrock (www.thurrock.gov.uk).
Attractions: Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex Fire Museum, Lakeside Karting, Grays Beach, and Chafford Gorges Nature Park.Q.
Conveyancing may potentially be delayed by a number of reasons, some of them familiar, many unpredictable, such as slow third parties like landlords or managing agents, or issues arising from establishing ownership of title. At Homeward Legal, however, we seek to minimise their effect whenever possible. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
The common conveyancing protocol will be to get the following: a Local Authority Search, a Drainage and Water Search, and an Environment Search. Dependent on the property, its location and whether you are part-financing with a mortgage, there may be specific searches requested, which might include an Official Search of Whole with Priority, or a Chancel Search.Q.
Most property lawyers will usually advise that house-movers delay organising removals until after the contracts have exchanged because an absolute move-date won’t have been contractually agreed. Many removals firms impose a rearrangement fee and the new and official date might mean they are now unavailable. When you have exchanged, you might like to try:
Most lenders in Grays are on our Grays solicitors' panel and we regularly work with the majority of them. Since we can represent their legal needs in sorting out your mortgage, their costs will not be passed on to you. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Grays include:
The legal process can take anywhere from around a month to as much as three months. The conveyancing work can be affected by a number of factors (for example, the efficiency of the sellers’ lawyer, or renegotiations), which Homeward Legal will always try to mitigate by using our rapid-response systems and diligent, proactive solicitors who regularly communicate with everyone in the chain. Try our online quote calculator. Or why not call our expert team on 0800 038 6699, who are waiting for your call.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax you will owe will rely on a number of factors, but principally on the valuation (or the purchase price) of the property. For example, stamp duty will be £33,350 on a £867,000 property in Grays. You might like to keep an eye on the stamp duty calculation by using an online tool, like the one found at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.Q.
An integral component in the conveyancing procedure of buying a house or flat involves your solicitor applying for property searches that provide some details about the Grays flood-risk. If the risk is deemed significant, your solicitor might advise getting a more in-depth search.Q.
No. Homeward Legal never hide any extra charges to carry out standard conveyancing. You should know that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which they will not be required to adhere to. This makes their offer apparently very competitive but you will end up with a far larger bill than you were expecting. With Homeward Legal, it really is a case of ‘what you see is what you get’! Why not give our waiting team a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee?Q.
Essential to fast conveyancing is to employing a proactive conveyancer. You should consider:
Most property lawyers usually advise that house movers delay organising removals until after the contracts have exchanged because an absolute moving date wont have been contractually agreed. Local home mover companies include M J Removals, A/47 Oak Rd, Grays, RM17 6JX Call: 01375 385650 or Reliable Removals, Unit 14 Globe Ind Est/Rectory Rd, Grays, RM17 6ST Telephone: 01375 399992.Q.
No. Homeward Legal never hide any extra, hidden charges to carry out standard conveyancing. Know that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which they will not be required to adhere to.Q.
Homeward Legal recommend that the majority of purchasers in Grays book a building survey if buying in Grays. There can be a wide range of defects which can affect a property. These include cavity wall tie failure or rotten roof timbers. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.Q.
English Heritage, a government body, have put together records of the state of conservation areas in England. Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Thurrock) who administer things like the historic layout of roads to plastic box signs.Q.
Whether you are buying a house in Grays or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing lawyer should confirm that a chancel search be taken out. In older areas of Grays, chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a house where parish councils may have not done so in the past, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.Q.
Residential property in Grays is contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues, like proximity to waste sites. An environmental search should offer more information.